266 patient evaluations for Pregabalin

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Jul 20, 2012 (Started Apr 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works extremely well for the fibro; I started taking topomax to off set the weight gain about a year ago and it has helped tremendously
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication helps me to stay a sleep more than if I did not take it. It helps with the pain at night and makes sleeping a little easier. I notice a huge difference when I do not take it. The only side effect is sleepiness and so I choose to only take it at night before bed.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 11, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Increase dosage very slowly. Initially my doctors increased it faster and I had a nasty side effect of all over body pain like a nasty fibromyalgia flare up. I still cannot tolerate a higher dosage than 150mg however. So I suggest a slow increase to prevent that side effect and to see where your comfort level is.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2012 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2012 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dry eyes, dizziness, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, brain fog, fatigue, memory loss, weight gain, excessive dry mouth, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't remember a few months of my life because I was so out of it I couldn't even carry on a conversation and was in danger because I acted as though I had dementia. It actually made my allodynia and hyperalgesia worse at the higher doses!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2011 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dry eyes, dizziness, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, brain fog, fatigue, memory loss, weight gain, excessive dry mouth, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Wish I didn't have to take this it only helps the pain just enough to keep me on it. We've even tried lower doses, but I'm on the lowest without increasing my pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It made me dizzy as a bat!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Feb 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (morning nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 29, 2012 (Started Jan 04, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vision changes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Coming off lyrics was horrible, ive done it twice now and b oth times it affected my vision badly.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 28, 2012 (Started Apr 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (increased appetite, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Good for NEADS but not grand mal
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anorgasmia, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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